Mon, Apr 09, 2007
One Of 18 Helos Ordered By Swedish Gov't
Aero-News has learned the first high-cabin NH90 transport
helicopter destined for the Swedish Defense Forces, and assembled
by Patria in Finland, has successfully flown its first test
flights. This helicopter is the third Swedish NH90 to take off
after the two others have been test-flown and assembled by
Eurocopter in Marignane, France. Of the 18 NH90s ordered by the
government of Sweden, 14 are to be assembled in Finland.
The average duration of the test flights was 90 minutes.
Representatives with Eurocopter state this important milestone of
the NH90 program demonstrates the capacity of all industrial
partners involved in this program to achieve a sustained and
regular ramping up pace.
Patria has already assembled the standard NH90 transport version
for the Finnish Defence Forces, which test flights have also
fulfilled all expectations. Patria is responsible for assembling
most of the Nordic NH90 ordered by Sweden, and Finland.
Patria’s teams have been working very closely for the past
three years with Eurocopter and its partners to acquire the
requested knowledge and skills to assemble and maintain the
The Finnish assembly line is the fourth operational line
assembling the NH90, beside the ones based in France, Germany and
Italy. A fifth assembly line, based in Australia, will start
producing the Australian NH90, called MRH90, later this year.
Patria is a defense and aerospace group with international
operations delivering its customers competitive solutions based on
own specialist know-how and partnerships. Patria is owned by the
State of Finland and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space
Company EADS N.V.
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